In seven years time, so much can change.

You marry the love of your life and your best friend.

You fix up a ratty trailer in the country and make it home.  You adore your pug, Trudie, like she's your child.  You learn how to be a wife, how to share money and a home.  You learn a lot when you are first married.

You take a few trips, date a lot, and feel rich, because for the first time in your life you have real jobs that pay & you aren't living the college mac and cheese life.

You love your jobs & experience a lot.  You travel around in helicopters & take trips to China.  You think it is an important job, and at that point in life it was.

You decide to have a baby.  She is beautiful.  She has Daddy wrapped around her little finger.  Daddy loves her so much he cries a lot.  You fall in love with him all over again, because he is an amazing Daddy and you have never seen that side of him before. 

You quit your "important" job for a better job closer to home with less travel & bling.

Then, you decide to build a yourself.  You see your husband transform before your eyes again.  He's now a carpenter, a plumber, an electrician, a jack of all trades.  You used to hold the drill, now you realize he has been hiding his skills from you for a long time.

You have another baby, a boy.  He changes your hearts again & Daddy becomes an even better Daddy.  You move into your dream home, and say good bye to the sweet trailer in the country.  You feel for once "grown up".

Life gets busy, really busy.  You laugh a lot and spend a lot of time at home with your kids.  You date a little bit, and love every free minute you have together.

You watch him open up his dream business & pass his land surveying test.  So many years of hard work finally pays off.  He makes you proud every day.

You have another baby.  A baby that tests your faith in so many ways.  A baby girl that makes your marriage an even stronger partnership than it has ever been.  A baby girl that completes your family and makes your heart grow ten times in size.

In seven years a lot can change.  You never know what path God will take you down & how your life will pan out.  I thank God every day for Jade in my life.  HE picked the husband just perfect for me before I ever picked myself.  I am so thankful that I picked Jade as well and that he picked me back.  He's my best friend and my rock.  We've spent 14 years together, and the last 7 we have spent married have been the best years.  I look forward to many many more with this man!

Happy Anniversary Jade!